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College Scholarships Ending in August 2014

Thursday, July 31st, 2014
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Apply for College Scholarships

Summertime is a great time to apply for college scholarships. This month, we’ve rounded up several scholarships for you to consider, with awards ranging from $500 to $10,000. So, what are you waiting for? Take a look at these college scholarships with deadlines in August 2014, and start writing your application essays (or making your application video) today.

ARTBA Student Transportation Video Contest: High school (grades 9-12) and college students can create and submit a video to apply for this $500 scholarship. Videos need to be about any aspect of transportation in the United States. Deadline: August 1

Nurses Make a Difference Scholarship: This $1,000 scholarship, offered by Cascade Healthcare Solutions, is for students currently enrolled in or accepted to a school with an undergraduate nursing program. A 300-word essay about how nurses can make a difference in people’s lives is required. Deadline: August 1

Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program: Current college students majoring in biology, chemistry, biochemistry or a related life science field can apply for this scholarship. Two $10,000 scholarships and four $5,000 scholarships will be awarded. Deadline: August 1

Choice Home Warranty College Scholarship: High school seniors can write a 1,500-word essay on one of three home-related topics (what home means to you, the home of the future or homes for all) to apply for this $1,000 scholarship. Deadline: August 15

Race to Inspire Scholarship: Are you a runner? If so, this $500 scholarship could be for you! If you’ve run in a 5K, 10K, half marathon or marathon, simply write a “race story” between 1,000 and 2,000 words about what inspired you to run, what challenges you faced and what you learned from the experience. Deadline: August 15

Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Contest: Varsity Tutors offer monthly $1,000 scholarship competitions. To apply this month, write an essay on a “personal experience when failure made you stronger.” Deadline: August 15

Atlanta Dental Spa Scholarship: No need to live in Atlanta (or Georgia) to apply for this $1,000 scholarship. High school juniors and seniors, as well as current college students, can apply by submitting an essay (up to 1,000 words) on a difficult challenge you’ve faced, where you see yourself in five years and how the scholarship will contribute to your goals. Deadline: August 18

Clubs of America Scholarship Award for Career Success: To apply for this $1,500 scholarship, write an essay about how your current courses will help you achieve success in your career. Essays must be 800 words minimum, and YouTube submissions are optional. This scholarship is for current college students. Deadline: August 31

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College Scholarships Ending in June 2014

Thursday, May 29th, 2014
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Summer is nearly here, so there’s no time like the present to look for and apply for college scholarships. My College Guide has rounded up 10 scholarships with deadlines in June. The scholarships range from $500 to $7,500 and include awards for writing essays on various topics, creating videos and even organizing a financial workshop for your friends.

Scholarships with deadlines in June 2014:

American Kennel Club Humane Fund John D. Spurling OBE Scholarship: Full-time college students taking courses related to advancing responsible pet ownership can apply for this $2,000 scholarship. Five awards are given annually. Courses in the areas of veterinary medicine, veterinary technology, physical therapy, animal care, and animal behavior, grooming and training may be eligible. Two letters of recommendation and an academic transcript are required. Deadline: June 1

CEO of Tomorrow Scholarship: Fill out a short questionnaire and write a 500-word essay on what makes an ideal employer to apply for this $2,500 scholarship. The scholarship is available to students 18 years or older who plan to enroll in college in the 2014-15 academic year and who are interested in business leadership and/or entrepreneurship. Deadline: June 1

MPA Copyright Awareness Scholarship: The Music Publishers Association offers this scholarship of up to $5,000 to high school or college students. To apply, create a three-minute or less video to inform your peers about why copyright is important. Deadline: June 1

TD Ameritrade Institutional NextGen Scholarship: Current college freshmen, sophomores or juniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in financial planning can apply for this $5,000 scholarship. Selection criteria include academic records, a personal statement and an academic or professional recommendation. Deadline: June 2

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship: This $1,000 scholarship, offered by a business consulting company, is open to high school juniors and seniors, as well as current college students. A 500 to 1000-word essay is required. The essay topic is about the challenges that current and former generations have faced and how the differences in those challenges will affect your career choice and/or the future of the country. Deadline: June 14

Brad’s Deals Scholarship Competition: Are you a smart shopper or thrifty with your budget? Write an essay explaining how your college experience is or will be enabled by remarkable frugality, ingenuity, effort or thrift to apply for one of five $2,000 scholarships. In addition to writing an essay, you also need to submit a breakdown of all your educational costs and how they will be paid. Deadline: June 15

DoSomething.org’s Financial Education Scholarships: Run a financial education workshop for your friends to be entered to win a $7,500 scholarship. Sign up by June 15 to give one of three pre-made workshops. Deadline: June 19

BigSun Scholarships: Student athletes can apply for this $500 scholarship. A short essay on how your participation in sports has affected who you are and how you relate to others is required. Deadline: June 20

Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship: High school, college and graduate students can apply for this $1,250 scholarship. An essay about cyberbullying (either why it’s important to delete cyberbullying or how cyberbullying has personally affected you) is required. Deadline: June 30

Digital Privacy Scholarship: High school students (grades 9-12) and college students can apply for this scholarship. Simply fill out the application form and write a 140-character statement on how you’re taking responsibility for your digital profile. Ten finalists will be asked to write a 500 to 1000-word essay. The top winner receives $1,500 and the runner-up receives $500. Deadline: June 30

Learn more about how to find college scholarships.

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7 Ways to Find Local College Scholarships

Thursday, April 10th, 2014
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Finding Local College Scholarships

College scholarships are everywhere. You just need to know how to find them. In fact, there may be several scholarships available in your local community. To find these local scholarships to help you pay for college you may need to do a little research. In addition to using a scholarship search site such as Scholarships.com to find scholarships in your state, check out these seven sources to find local scholarships:

1. Your high school guidance office or school district foundation. This may sound obvious, but stop by your high school guidance office regularly to find out about new scholarships that may be available. Some school districts also may have their own foundation that makes scholarships available to students, so check with the foundation as well. If you’re lucky, your school may even post opportunities on its website.

2. Community foundations. In many cities, philanthropists may join forces to form foundations that provide funds for various causes in their local community, including education. To find a community foundation near you, use a search engine like Google and search for your state, region and/or city name plus the words community foundation. For example, a search for Sacramento community foundation turned up information on scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 per year offered by the Sacramento (CA) Region Community Foundation.

3. Local businesses. There’s an abundance of scholarships out there from businesses, from your local cable company or credit union to large corporations with facilities in your town. Make a list of the businesses your parents (or you) use, frequently visit or are members of (such as a bank, credit union, cable company, phone company, your doctor’s or dentist’s office, student club, etc.) and start by asking those organizations if they offer scholarships. Check with your parents’ employers, too.

Next, Google your city or state name, a type of business (such as credit union) and the word scholarships. For scholarships related to your intended college major, add the major name to the search. For example, a search for Texas credit union scholarships found information on East Texas Professional Credit Union’s $2,000 and $1,000 scholarships for graduating high school seniors.

Similarly, a search for San Diego health care scholarships found the Health Care Communicators of San Diego County $2,000 scholarship program for students entering the health care field.

4. Local chapters of national organizations. National professional associations and nonprofit organizations often offer scholarships, but so do many of their local chapters. Visit the national organization’s website to find local chapters in your area, and then check the local chapter’s website for information (or call or email the chapter for more information).

You also could Google your state or city name, with the words association scholarships. For example, a search for Wisconsin dietetics association scholarships found a list of several scholarships from the Wisconsin Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. A search for Colorado engineering association scholarships found a list of scholarships from the Society of Women Engineers’ Rocky Mountain Section.

5. State and local governments. Your city or state government may allocate funds for certain scholarships. These programs may be run by a state or local Department of Education. Google your state or city name along with the words scholarship programs to find opportunities.

For example, a search for Florida scholarship programs located a website for Florida Student Scholarship and Grant Programs. Even if you don’t find a government scholarship program, you might find information on other scholarships available to residents of your state.

6. Websites for colleges in your state. Many colleges post scholarship information on their websites. Even if you aren’t planning to go to a particular college, that college’s website may still help you find external scholarships (i.e. scholarships not offered by the college, but by other organizations). For example, Texas A&M University’s scholarship Web page lists external scholarships for local, regional and national scholarships.

7. Local newspapers. Look for scholarship announcements in your local newspaper and on its website. Newspapers, particularly in smaller cities and towns, often post these announcements or include articles on new recipients of local scholarships.

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College Scholarships Ending in April 2014

Thursday, March 27th, 2014
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Looking for money to help pay for college? We’ve rounded up a list of eight college scholarships with deadlines in April 2014. Scholarship award amounts range from $1,000 to $5,000, and some are even open to high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors, in addition to high school seniors. We’ve even listed a couple for current college undergraduates, too.

Scholarships due in April 2014:

AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students: Current college undergrad students majoring in accounting can apply for this scholarship, which covers up to $5,000 per academic year. Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, demonstration of leadership and volunteerism, and commitment to becoming a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Deadline: April 1

National Costumers Association Scholarship: High school seniors (age 17+) or college freshmen pursuing a program or career in costuming or theater can apply for this scholarship. Award amounts vary. Deadline: April 1

American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Program: High school seniors can read an essay about automatic fire sprinklers, then take a 10-question quiz to earn more chances to enter in a drawing for this scholarship. Ten students will win $2,000 scholarships, and five students will win $1,000 scholarships. Deadline: April 2

Oz Moving & Storage Scholarship: High school seniors and college students can participate in this $1,000 scholarship essay contest. You can choose one of two moving-related essay topics to write about. Deadline: April 4

College JumpStart Scholarship: This merit-based scholarship is open to 10th through 12th graders and college students who want to pursue education to better their lives, family or community. First place receives $1,500. Deadline: April 15

John Kitt Memorial Scholarship: Do you like candy and want to make it? The American Association of Candy Technologists offers a $5,000 scholarship for college sophomores, juniors or seniors with a demonstrated interest in confectionery technology. The scholarship is for students majoring in food science, chemical science, biological science or a related college major. Deadline: April 18

All About Education Scholarship: This $3,000 scholarship is open to any student age 13 or older. Simply write a 250-word essay about how a $3,000 scholarship for education will make a difference in your life. Deadline: April 30

DirectTV Top Technology Scholarship: Earn $2,500 for college with this scholarship. High school seniors can apply by writing a 500-word blog about your favorite technology and how it’s important in your life. Deadline: April 30

Of course, these aren’t the only scholarships with deadlines in April. Learn more about how to find college scholarships.

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College Scholarships Ending in February 2014

Thursday, January 30th, 2014
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Spring semester is a popular time for college scholarship application deadlines. Our roundup of scholarships due in February 2014 includes awards for anything from being tall to promoting vegetarianism to participating in certain organizations. Award prizes range from $250 to $5,000, depending on the scholarship.

Here are seven scholarships due in February 2014:

FFA National Scholarships: Apply for more than 1,500 scholarships from the Future Farmers of American (FFA) by filling out only one application. Selection for awards is based on FFA involvement, work experience, supervised agricultural experience, community service, leadership and academic achievement. Deadline: February 1

Courageous Persuaders: High school students (grades 9-12) can create a 30-second video warning middle school students about the dangers of underage drinking for this scholarship competition. Awards range from $250 to $2,000. Deadline: February 12

AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship: The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America sponsors this scholarship program for teens whose lives have been touched by Alzheimers. Awards range from $500 for honorable mentions to $5,000 for first place. Deadline: February 15

Mediacom World Class Scholars Scholarship Program: If you’re a high school student or current college student who lives in one of 20 states where Mediacom cable service is offered, check out this $1,000 scholarship. Selection criteria include academic achievement, leadership abilities, school and/or community involvement and a teacher reference. Deadline: February 15

Richie’s Spirit Foundation Scholarship: Graduating high school seniors who demonstrate academic achievement, leadership, character and initiative in school and community affairs may apply for this $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship is awarded in memory of Richie Herkskowitz, a high school senior who died in 2007 of cystic fibrosis-related causes. Deadline: February 15

Tall Clubs International Scholarship: Are you taller than 5-foot 10-inches (for women) or six-foot two-inches (for men)? If so, you may qualify to apply for this $1,000 scholarship. Deadline: February 15

The Vegetarian Resources Group Scholarship: Graduating high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools or communities can apply for this $5,000 scholarship. Deadline: February 20

Learn more about ways to pay for college.

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College Scholarships Ending in January 2014

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013
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Make the most of what’s left of your school’s holiday break by looking for and applying to college scholarships, essay contests, video contests or any competition where you can earn money to help pay for college. Many big-name and big-dollar national scholarship competitions have deadlines in January. The following are eight of the many scholarships with deadlines in January 2014.

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship: This scholarship program “rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship.” Award winners receive $10,000 per year. Deadline: January 9 (or until 25,000 applications are submitted, whichever comes first, so hurry up and turn in your application!)

Ron Brown Scholars Program: Since 1996, this scholarship program has provided academic scholarships, service opportunities and leadership experiences to African American high school seniors. Finalists are invited to attend a “Selection Weekend” in Washington, DC. for a final interview. Up to 20 scholarship winners per year receive $40,000 ($10,000 per year for four years) to pay for college. Deadline: January 9

Dell Scholars Program: To apply for this $20,000 scholarship, you must be a high school senior who has participated in a Dell-approved college readiness program and who has demonstrated financial need. You also must demonstrate your drive to succeed and meet your future goals. Deadline: January 15

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program: If you want to be one of the 1,000 students selected for this year’s scholarship, you’ll need to submit a student application and have a nominator and recommender submit appropriate forms regarding your academic record, community service and leadership activities. The scholarships are available to high school seniors who are minorities and who plan to study computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science. Deadline: January 15

Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest: If you’re a creative type, this contest is for you! Design an original photo, artwork or computer graphic for a greeting card for a chance to win $10,000. High school students (at least 14 years old) and current college students may enter this contest. Deadline: January 15

Ronald McDonald House Charities’ (RMHC) U.S. Scholarships: RMHC helps students with a financial need afford college. High school seniors with a minimum 2.0 GPA and who live in a participating RMHC geographic area can apply. Applications are evaluated based on financial need, community involvement, essay content and academic achievement. Many local chapters offer awards of at least $1,000. Deadline: January 21

Barry Goldwater Scholarship: Current college undergraduate students pursuing a research career in mathematics, natural sciences or engineering may apply. Scholarship winners receive up to $7,500 to cover one year of tuition, books and room and board costs. Contact your college’s Goldwater Faculty Representative before you apply. Deadline: January 28

Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards: High school seniors who are children or grandchildren of living Elks Lodge members can apply for this $4,000 ($1,000 per year for four years) scholarship. Deadline: January 31

January is a popular time for scholarship deadlines, so be sure to look for and apply to as many scholarship programs in your local community and at your intended college or university as you can. With any luck, you’ll score some much-needed cash for college through one of these or other college scholarship programs.

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College Scholarships Ending in December 2013

Thursday, November 21st, 2013
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Whether you’re a high school freshman, sophomore, junior or senior, or you’re already in college, there’s an opportunity for you in this month’s college scholarships listings. Take advantage of time off from school during holiday and semester breaks to fill out scholarship applications and write scholarship essays.

Check out our list of eight college scholarships with deadlines in December 2013.

Colorado Women’s Sports Fund Association: Women and girls of any age, who participate in sports and live in Northern Colorado, can apply for one of several $500 scholarships. A personal essay and letter of recommendation is required. Deadline: December 1

Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program: Do you live in a community serviced by Comcast? If so, you may qualify to apply for this $1,000 scholarship. High school seniors with a GPA of 2.8 or higher who demonstrate leadership abilities can apply. You’ll need to have your high school principal or guidance counselor nominate you. Deadline: December 7

Hispanic Scholarship Fund General Scholarship: High school seniors and current undergraduate students with Hispanic heritage and a minimum 3.0 GPA can apply for this scholarship, with awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Deadline: December 15

“If The Shoe Fits” Birkenstock Essay Scholarship: If you’re 15 or older you can apply for this $1,000 scholarship. To apply, you’ll need to submit an essay. Deadline: December 16

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards: High school seniors who run their own small business can apply for scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 from the National Federation of Independent Business. About 100 students nationwide are selected to receive awards each year. Deadline: December 18

Best Price Nutrition Student Scholarship: Fill out a survey about your health and fitness goals, and answer an essay question to apply for this one-time $1,000 scholarship to cover college costs in 2014. Deadline: December 31

Good Deeds Scholarship: Any high school student (9th through 12th grade) can apply for this $1,000 scholarship. Just write a 250-word essay about a volunteer or community service activity you’ve done (or plan to do) that has helped make the world better. Deadline: December 31

Medical Professionals of Tomorrow Scholarship: An online retailer of medical supplies is offering a scholarship for full-time college students pursuing a degree in a medical field. The top winner gets $3,500, while second place gets $1,000 and third place gets $500. Applicants must submit an essay on their career choice and goals, and must follow the company on one of its social media channels. Deadline: December 31

Of course, the college scholarships listed here are only a few of the many scholarships available. See our My College Guide Sophomore Edition article on finding scholarships to learn more about how to find additional scholarship opportunities to help pay for college.

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5 Tips to Find College Scholarships

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

How to Find College Scholarships

In the new My College Guide Sophomore Edition, we shared an article about how to earn money for college before your senior year through scholarships, video contests and essay contests. The experts from Iowa State University and William Peace University we interviewed for the article had lots of great scholarship advice—so much that we couldn’t include it all in the article. Here are five more tips to help you find college scholarships:

1. It’s never too early to look for scholarships. Maura Flaschner, associate director of undergraduate recruitment at Iowa State University, says sophomore and junior year is not too early to look for college scholarships. “Students can get a grasp on criteria, dollar amounts available and how student they can make themselves attractive candidates for when they apply as a high school senior,” she says. Plus, you might even find some scholarships you can apply for before your senior year.

2. Consult all possible resources. Amber Stenbeck, vice president for enrollment at William Peace University, says high school students should tap into resources that surround them every day, such as their high school guidance office, church or religious organizations, community and local organizations, their parents’ network of friend, and of course, the internet. “It may sound simplistic, but just ask everybody and anyone that you are able to have a conversation with about education. We call this casting a ‘wide net,’ and it’s just smart,” Stenbeck says.

3. Be persistent. Did you see the article about a girl who applied for 100 scholarships and ended up getting her college education costs covered? Stenbeck recommends being diligent in your scholarship search and applying to any scholarships for which you meet the eligibility requirements. “Search, search and then search some more. And then apply, apply, apply. It works,” she says.

4. Use the power of the internet. “There are several legitimate websites that students can use as sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school,” Flaschner says. But you also need to put in the time and effort into looking for scholarships, since it will take time to find all the opportunities available to you. To start, a few popular scholarship search sites include Fastweb.com, Cappex.com and Scholarships.com. Plus, check out My College Guide’s scholarships section for info on scholarship deadlines coming up each month.

5. Check with the colleges you’re interested in. Colleges may help you find scholarships. William Peace University sends students a monthly scholarship newsletter that lists all the external scholarships available. Iowa State University has a scholarship search tool on its financial aid office website where students can search for awards based on major or area of interest. Plus, ask your college admission counselor or financial aid counselor what scholarships you can apply for, and then apply.

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College Scholarships and Activities for National Bullying Prevention Month

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

College Scholarships for National Bullying Prevention Month

Almost everyone knows someone who has been bullied. October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and several organizations are offering college scholarships and contests (with monetary prizes) for students who take a stand against bullying.

Here are five anti-bullying college scholarships and contests:

Say No to Bullying Student Contest: Create a four-minute or less video with a scripted scene about bullying and a realistic solution to the situation to win prize money to help pay for college. Awards range from $300 to $800. Students ages 14 to 19 can participate in this contest. Winning videos will be selected through online voting. Deadline: October 21

DoSomething.org’s Anti-Bullying Scholarship: According to DoSomething.org, 1 in 4 students report being a victim of bullying and 73 percent of teens say the best way to stop bullying is to step in when you see it. This organization offers a $3,000 scholarship to students under age 26 who help spread awareness about bullying. Simply play the organization’s Bully Text game and refer six friends to play the game to be entered for a chance to win the scholarship. Deadline: October 25

Abercrombie & Fitch Anti-bullying Scholarship: Abercrombie & Fitch is launching a new college scholarship program this year for high school students who have persevered to overcome bullying and/or who have led anti-bullying efforts in their schools or communities. Scholarship awards are $1,000 each. High school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 can apply. Deadline: February 1, 2014

Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover Foundation: This organization offers $500 and $1,000 anti-bullying scholarships to high school seniors who have demonstrated efforts to combat bullying in their schools. The 2013 deadline has already passed, but look for the 2014 application to come online soon. Deadline: Typically in February.

Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award: A 500-word essay on a cyberbullying topic is required to apply for this $1,500 scholarship. High school and college students can apply. The 2013 deadline passed in June, but check back for more information on future scholarship opportunities.

Many local communities offer anti-bullying scholarships, some of which are awarded in memory of students who have passed away as a result of bullying. Check with your high school guidance office to learn more about local scholarships.

Also check the National Bullying Prevention Center’s website and StopBullying.gov for information on bullying prevention and awareness events in your area and to learn what you can to do to help stop bullying in your school.

Image credit: Courtesy of StopBullying.gov

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College Scholarships Ending in October 2013

Thursday, September 26th, 2013
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The college scholarship season is in full swing. Over the next few months, many new scholarship applications will become available online. This month, there’s something for nearly everyone.

Check out these college scholarship programs with applications due in October 2013:

AES Engineering Solutions: If you’re interested in engineering, you can apply for this $500 scholarship. Winners are chosen based on the character demonstrated in a minimum 500-word essay, not on GPA. Deadline: October 4.

Horatio Alger Association Scholarships: Students from low-income families can apply for this scholarship worth $20,000. You’ll need to submit an application, essay, high school transcript, recommendation (aka Support Form) and income verification, plus you’ll need your high school counselor to verify for your academic info. Allow at least two weeks to complete all the application materials. Check out the state scholarship programs available, too. Deadline: October 25.

Coca-Cola Scholars Program: Are you a high school senior with a GPA of at least 3.0? Then you can apply for this achievement-based scholarship program for a chance to get a $10,000 or $20,000 scholarship. Deadline: October 31.

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship: If you’re a fan of “The Walking Dead” TV show, this might be the perfect $1,500 scholarship for you. Simply write a 250-word “plan to avoid Zombies, including where you would hide and the top five things you would bring with you to stay alive” if your high school was overrun with Zombies. Deadline: October 31.

Paying for College Tips

As you’re applying for college scholarships, check out our tips for turning in an eye-catching scholarship application, as well as learn how to avoid scholarship scams.

And remember that scholarships aren’t the only way you can pay for college. Other financial aid, such as grants and college loans are available, too.